How-To Upgrade your TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by hinsdale, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. Mar 23, 2002 #181 of 1590
    TTop

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    So I was 99% of the way through upgrading my Sony SVR-2000 with two new 60GB maxtor drives when I hit a snag. I was following Step 10 Upgrade Configuration #2 of the helpful Hinsdale How-to, when I saw the "Note for Sony Standalone". It was kind of lucky I saw this because I was literally at the final yes/no question of the upgrade script.

    Anyway, it implies that I need a special 11 partition backup image in order to expand my 'A' drive. And it says I can get that around here -- does someone have a link or something? Or am I just overlooking it?

    Also, it says to "simply restore this image to your new large upgrade A drive." Does this mean that I lose all my recorded programs and season passes, etc (which I so dutifully copied with the 'dd' command)?

    Obviously I want to know this answer before I continue, because my currently recorded programs are rather important to me. Unfortunately the HOWTO isn't 100% clear on this, and this is the only place I can find reference to this issue.

    A note to Hinsdale: If you could move this "Sony Standalone" note up to the top of the HOWTO where all the other system-specific notes are, that would be helpful.

    Also, I highly recommend that anyone install Maxtor drives download the spec sheet from their web site in order to get the proper configuration of jumpers. Most unfortunately, the sticker on my Maxtor drives described the jumper configuration incorrectly (an egregious error) and it took me a long time and much experimentation to figure out why the drives weren't being properly recognized.

    Cheers,

    TTop
     
  2. Mar 26, 2002 #182 of 1590
    welovetoseeyousmile

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    Thanks Hinsdale.

    You made the TiVo upgrade possible for the non-techie.

    I've upgrade two units so far and am contemplating an "upgraded upgrade"

    May your generosity to this community go handsomely rewarded.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2002 #183 of 1590
    oneman

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    Thankyou...

    14 hrs to 306 hrs...
     
  4. Mar 28, 2002 #184 of 1590
    georgemoe

    georgemoe TiVo Army Grunt

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    Just upgraded our Philips HDR212 tonight with a Maxtor 5400 rpm 160GB "B" drive. Absolutely no problems what so ever. Thanks must go to Hinsdale, TiVoMad, Tiger, and Kazymyr for the How-to and tools. The bracket from 9th Tee was great as well.

    Best: 53 hr, 14 min
    Basic: 193 hr, 44 min !!!

    Season passes here I come!
     
  5. Apr 1, 2002 #185 of 1590
    zaknafein

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    So, what sponsor dropped to allow this thread to be restickyed?
     
  6. Apr 1, 2002 #186 of 1590
    tivoupgrade

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    I don't think it was an issue of a sponsor dropping. In fact, the forum has one more sponsor now, me. I think it was an issue of a non-sponsor with a sticky-thread that led to a business which is in direct competition of several sponsors. The issue was partially resolved by placing the 'temporary upgrade offer' at the end of the how-to, instead of at the beginning, AND links to alternative sources, some sponsors, and some not sponsors.

    At least that is my interpretation of it - definitely subject to correction/clarification.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2002 #187 of 1590
    Geoff Stott

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    My Thomson Tivo just turned 12 months old, so as a treat I've done the decent thing and upgraded him to 2 x 120gig drives. Everything went to plan 84Hrs Best 293Hrs Basic. Many thanks to Hinsdale for the How-to guide, TiVoMad, Tiger, and Kazymyr for the tools, that made it all possible. Looking forward to installing the Air Tivo and the extra 16Mb of ram.;)
     
  8. Apr 1, 2002 #188 of 1590
    HTH

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    Probably because it had gone 5 days without a posting and someone with the power to make it sticky finally realized it had gone missing from not only the first page of responses but his default display of 5 days worth of messages.

    Or it's just an April Fool's Day gag and it'll be unsticky again tomorrow.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2002 #189 of 1590
    Mykeys

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    Just completed my second upgrade on my Sony SA. Thanks to Hinsdale and all others for making it so darn easy.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2002 #190 of 1590
    schmegs

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    I just spent part of the day upgrading the dying drive on my TiVo to a new 120GB...

    Thanks to Hinsdale, TiVoMad, Kazymyr, and Tiger for all the tools!! You've saved my TV-watching from utter destruction! :)
     
  11. Apr 10, 2002 #191 of 1590
    Adamfield

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    I have just saved this to acrobat and MS reader so that I can use this on the move (My TiVo is nowher near my PC)

    I can post them up if hinsdale has no objections?

    -Adam
     
  12. Apr 10, 2002 #192 of 1590
    hinsdale

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    No objections .. except frequent changes are made to the how-to so you might mention in your post to check the last modification date at the top of the online How-To to make sure you have the latest copy.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2002 #193 of 1590
    buzzard

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    Thank you Hinsdale! I have my Philips DSR6000 all hooked up and it now shows ~149 hours. All in an afternoon's work.:D
     
  14. Apr 14, 2002 #194 of 1590
    gbeer

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    I have come across a refurbished Sony SVR-2000 that was loaded with 1.3.0 and has 13 partitions.

    Based on this part of the faq, I assumed, (there's that word) Sony's that initially reported 1.3.0 couldn't have 13 partitions. After 2 days of messing around with dd, tivomad, alternating with searches the upgrade forum, re-reading the various readmes on K's boot disk... I finally looked at the linux boot messages and saw that my original A disk has an unlucky number of partitions.

    I suppose my refurb. Sony could have had 2.0.2 loaded on it sometime in its life. Though there's just no way to know for sure.

    So I'm in the market for an 11 partition backup image.

    Glenn
     
  15. Apr 16, 2002 #195 of 1590
    argv

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    All references to upgrades on this site all refer to recording capacity, not the actual OS. All the useful features (backdoor) that I want are on version 2.5. My _brand new_ tivo has version 2.0. How can I upgrade just the software? and why doesn't this happen automatically?
     
  16. Apr 16, 2002 #196 of 1590
    dmbong

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    If you wait a little bit, it will. It will get the new version during one of its call-ins. I waited about 2 days on my most recent install, but it came!

    You didn't say how "new" it is, like how long you've actually been running it.

    -Brian
     
  17. Apr 16, 2002 #197 of 1590
    argv

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    I got my TiVo about 2 months ago. Seems that if it was going to upgrade the OS, it'd have happened by now.

    Is there any way to force the upgrade? How about contacting TiVo to request it directly?
     
  18. Apr 17, 2002 #198 of 1590
    budgetcomputers

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    WOW. So simple. Had 14hr added 80 giger for $100 from www.pricewatch.com and now have 109hr unit! Thanks so much!
     
  19. Apr 18, 2002 #199 of 1590
    geoffb1974

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    Went through the update last night. All went well. Went from a dead 30 HR svr-2000 to a very alive 91 hour. Thanks all of your who helped
     
  20. Apr 19, 2002 #200 of 1590
    green

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    One more thank you to Hinsdale, et al. Upgraded my Philips DSR6000, replacing the 15G B-drive with a 120G. Tivo says I've got ~139 hours! Wahoo!
     

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